About a third of Pennsylvania’s schools need better Wi-Fi access, according to data from the Education Superhighway, a nonprofit focused on tracking internet access for schools across the country.
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A former police officer who enjoys researching local history and writing about crime and hauntings will introduce his latest book Aug. 26 in the Cafe at Craftique, 770 E. Pittsburgh St., Greensburg.
Ed Kelemen, 72, of New Florence, will discuss and sign copies of “Paranormal PA” from 1 to 3 p.m. as part of the “Meet Your Local Authors” series presented byLigonier Valley Writers and Craftique Collections.
Ed is an author, columnist, and paranormal documentarian. He has published several books about paranormal events, as well as mystery novels and horror for adults and for middle graders. He has had articles and fiction published in numerous local and national publications. He writes a weekly column for the Blairsville Dispatch. And he runs Ligonier Valley Writers’ flash fiction contest, now in its twelfth year.
The new school year in the South Fayette Township School District has been pushed back to Tuesday.
School board members voted Tuesday night to push the start of the year back by one day due to “reviewed and considered information regarding the upcoming” solar eclipse.
The order can be picked up almost immediately — in 2 minutes, Amazon says — at five staffed locations that Amazon has set up around college campuses: Westwood Boulevard near the University of California, Los Angeles; Georgia Tech in Atlanta; University of California at Berkeley; Ohio State University in Columbus; and the University of Maryland in College Park.
“This is certainly a step in the right direction,” Greensburg Salem School District Superintendent Eileen Amato said by email.
“While accountability is important,” continued Amato, “it is also important to realize that standardized tests have a narrow purpose to that end. We are happy the conversation is moving towards expanding the state’s view of assessment to look at student learning through a much wider lens.”